Slow loading/opening of pics

  Shedhed 22:29 27 Feb 2006

When ever I access any picture files they take such a long time to open, sometimes 30 secs. Have tried reinstalling memory, 768 , but no joy Am running XP, any ideas?

  VoG II 22:34 27 Feb 2006

Which program are the pictures opening in?

  skidzy 22:44 27 Feb 2006

Try Downloading Google Picasa 2,and see if this is any better.
Might be able to help with your problem if Picasa is ok with your pics.
click here

  Shedhed 12:16 28 Feb 2006

Thanx for the responses. Am trying to open in Explorer and it can take 30 secs to open a file of approx 40 pics. Will try Picasa2 and see wot develops. All other aspects of the PC work fine and have not loaded anything that may conflict recently.

  Diemmess 12:35 28 Feb 2006

You say a file (folder) of approx 40 pics takes 30 seconds.
It depends very much on what size each pic is.

There will be a world of difference between say bits of clip art @ 500bytes and a list of photos from a camera which might be many MB per photo.

  Shedhed 13:13 28 Feb 2006

The folder is 28MB and the pics are JPEG's of about 700KB each.

  Diemmess 13:36 28 Feb 2006

Thanks for the info. I would think 30 seconds reasonable for opening all the files in a viewing program even though 700Kb are not huge files.
Try Picasa2 as suggested, it is great for sorting and finding anything of a pictorial nature.

The opening time would be at least this if you were opening in PhotoShop or Corel Photopaint, but these are heavyweight editing programmes, and take quite a few seconds just to open the application!

Your RAM should be fine. To add more would help a little, but not in opening times.

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